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Eighteen years later, with a reauthorization of VAWA now stalled on Capitol Hill, a vocal group of researchers and advocates are questioning whether VAWA’s original intent—to make law enforcement the primary tool to stop domestic violence—was the right approach.

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Further, under Virginia state law, only the prosecutor, rather than the officer, could move to dismiss an issued arrest warrant. Officers did have probable cause to arrest him under a warrant obtained after learning that he was a trained marksman who had served as a marksmanship instructor in the military, had made suspicious statements about the police helicopter being a "great target," he led police on a 100-mile-per-hour chase when they attempted to follow him, and they found a recently concealed rifle shell casing lying at the bottom of his trash can and a rifle during a search of his home conducted with a search warrant. The mild shaking of the baby by the daycare worker was a justified precursor to doing CPR. He was released from custody when the status of the drug as his legal medication was shown. ," along with cheering and laughter, and other evidence of possible violations. Under the circumstances, the arresting officer could reasonably have believed that the warrant was valid and was for the plaintiff, so he was entitled to qualified immunity. The Port Authority of New York & Jersey, #09-3064, 2011 U.

With grant funding as reward and with the backing of many leaders in the battered women’s movement, VAWA encouraged states to adopt mandatory arrest policies that allowed domestic violence cases to move forward without the cooperation of victims.

Richie, a sociologist and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago who studies violence against women.

“And it’s not just a problem of the law.” VAWA has increased prosecution rates of domestic violence cases, but there is little conclusive evidence that it has significantly reduced the incidence of violence.

The next day, she told her mother, who was driving her home, that a red car they encountered was the one that had stopped her the day before. They followed the car to a parking lot and saw the driver. Officers identified the car as belonging to a man, obtained his license photo, and created a photo array. A woman claimed that sheriff's deputies arrested her under a warrant issued without probable cause and in violation of her equal protection rights, doing so only because she was the wife of a man believed to have stolen a horse.